Seeking Editor for the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association



Journal of the America Psychoanalytic Association (JAPA)

The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) invites applications for the position of Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (JAPA), for an initial 5-year term, beginning January 1, 2019.  JAPA, available in print and online, is the official journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.  The position of Editor-in-Chief is a prestigious and honored role recognizing an individual’s proven abilities and his/her knowledge of the discipline. 

The Journal offers insightful and broad-based original articles, ground-breaking research, thoughtful plenary addresses from leaders in the field, in-depth papers on pivotal topics, university forum and panel reports, editorials, commentaries, and the esteemed JAPA Review of Books, which provides comprehensive reviews of and essays on recent notable literature.  Published bimonthly, JAPA provides an important forum for the exchange of new ideas and highlights the contribution of psychoanalytic principles in helping to understand important social problems.  JAPA is an invaluable resource for psychoanalytic scholars, academic researchers and psychoanalytic clinicians from all mental health and related disciplines. 

The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for providing a strong editorial vision representative of the goals of APsaA and the Journal, and for maintaining and enhancing the Journal’s high standards for scholarship and well-written articles that present the best current thinking in American psychoanalysis to a broad national and international readership. 

Qualified candidates must be a member of APsaA, possess strong leadership qualities, intellectual vision, organizational abilities, and experience relevant to editing a leading journal.  Applicants must possess excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills, be adept at using technology, and actively maintain a wide network of professional contacts.  The Editor-in-Chief is assisted by professional Managing and Copy Editors.

Interested individuals should submit an application package that includes:

•    A succinct letter of interest and qualifications

•    A vision statement of 750 words for the next five years of JAPA

•    A current curriculum vitae (in PDF format)

•    Names and contact information for three references

Submit application package to:

•    Dean Stein at the National Office (

•    Application deadline January 1, 2018.